injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
"people were maimed by the explosion"
To wound seriously; to cause permanent loss of function of a limb or part of the body.
Origin: maymen, mahaymen, from maheimer, mahaigner; see mayhem.
to deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person on fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary
to mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair
the privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary
the privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem
Origin: [OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mām, n. a bruise: an injury: a lameness: the loss of any essential part.—v.t. to bruise: to disfigure: to injure: to lame or cripple: to render defective.—n. Maim′edness, the state of being maimed or injured. [O. Fr. mehaing, a bruise.]
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The numerical value of maim in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of maim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- بتر, شوهArabic
- zmrzačit, zohavitCzech
- verstümmeln, verschandelnGerman
- runnella, vammauttaa, silpoaFinnish
- estropier, mutilerFrench
- mutilare, menomareItalian
- калечить, увечить, уродоватьRussian
- stympa, lemlästaSwedish
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